It’s amazing how much impact your accessories have on the overall feel of a room. This project was a “decor refresh” where we kept all the main pieces but switched out small accessories/decor to completely transform the overall style of this living room. This client wanted to modernize their farmhouse living room and make it more clean and simple overall. They already had great, quality furniture pieces, so there was no need to replace any of those! We stripped down the space and updated small items like lamps, coffee table accessories, wall decor, and pillows! The end product is so classic but also modern and chic and will last this couple for years to come!Read more
I recently completed a little decor refresh for one of my former clients who wanted to update their farmhouse style decor to something more modern and clean. Their space was already beautiful (you can check out the “before” below), and really just needed some updating of accessories. We did get a new, larger console table to better fit the space, which really made a huge difference especially since it has such simple, clean lines. We combined lots of simple and classic pieces that overall created a crisp, clean, and modern space that will last for years to come.Read more
This loft makeover I've been working for one of my clients is officially finished as we just installed the light fixture and gorgeous wallpaper in the last couple of weeks. I am thrilled with how the finished space turned out and I could not love this bright and simple geometric wallpaper from Anthropologie any more! It actually was very easy to hang on our own (with my mom's help) and I was shocked at how well we got the pattern to match up. Wallpaper is so much better quality overall nowadays and they are constantly making it easier to hang and easier to remove as well, so there's really no reason not to give it a go as it makes such an impact in a room! This beaded flush mount light fixture was a perfect fun statement piece since we didn't have high enough ceilings for a traditional chandelier or pendant light. It still adds plenty of interest and totally fits the modern, beachy style of this room. It's hard to believe that just a few months ago this room was completely empty and unused! Now I think this is a space that this family can enjoy and grow into for many years to come! You can find all the shopping links + details for the pieces I used in this space below!
This past week I started wrapping up the final stages of a design project I've been working on for the past couple of months for one of my favorite clients. The install day of all the finishing touches and accessories is always my favorite because it always makes the space feel the most complete and cozy! This was my first time tackling a loft living space at the top of the stair like this and it was definitely challenging, but I love the (almost) finished product. The main challenge was trying to make such an open space feel cozy and comfortable, as well as figuring out the right way to arrange the furniture when you are basically missing an entire wall of the room!Read more
I've been dying to share this design project ever since the install a few weeks ago! The finishing touches are what made the biggest difference in this space and I think the end product perfectly emulates this couple's style and vision for the space. I was also lucky to start with a pretty clean slate and had some great base pieces to work off of (the couch, ottoman, and built-ins). Take a look at some of the before photos below:
We added some more furniture pieces like the leather recliner, baluster style sofa table, and mirrored accent table to fill the room better and make the layout feel complete. I also restyled the built-in bookshelves and added quite a few new framed photos and prints, more books, + small accessories. To fill the large open window on the left side, we added a long oil rubbed bronze rod filled with several gray wool curtains from West Elm. I created some custom Kentucky map wall art to fill the large, empty wall above the couch and the barnwood frames perfectly tie the rustic, modern, and industrial elements of the room all together.
The overall color scheme of the space is neutral but with a few pops of green and blue (like these glass bottles, greenery stems, and lots of plants). I tried to tie in lots of distressed wood, recycled glass, and industrial metals to give the space that refined farmhouse feel but also lots of texture and warmth. The styling of the sofa table behind the couch did stump me at first because I'm so used to just placing lamps on these to anchor each side. Due to the location in the middle of the room, there was no way to plug in lamps without having a cord strewn across the walking space. So I went on the hunt for something tall to add some height here and the glass bottles ended up being the perfect choice (found these at HomeGoods and Hobby Lobby)! Since they are clear, they also don't block your sight lines into the living room or the natural light coming in from the windows. I placed some faux stems inside them to add color and they will last forever without wilting or watering! The super simple combination of the white pillar candles on the oval tray in the center ended up being one of our favorite elements of the entire space too. Adding a cluster of candles like this is such an easy way to make any tray, crate, or dish into a chic arrangement.
Above you can see a closer look at some of the frames and prints I chose to fill in the built-ins. They had lots of new pictures to frame since they just got married a few months ago, and I wanted to layer lots of different styles and sizes of frames to add dimension on these shelves. We also added a few Kentucky/equestrian themed prints from my shop to break up all the photos and add some unique character.
When we first met, this couple mentioned getting some type of map art to fill this wall and they really liked the idea of the divided style with multiple frames. I was able to enlarge an old Kentucky map and then divide it between four 16 x 20 barnwood frames from Hobby Lobby (the larger sizes are only available in-store but I linked some of the smaller sizes at the end of this post). I was thrilled to find these frames because they are all unique and completely made from reclaimed wood from barns and farm fencing across the U.S. I love the texture and warmth the frames add to the room and they fill the open space above the couch perfectly.
The couple also chose this mirrored side table from Ballard and I love the character it adds to the room, especially with all the mixed metals in the space. Once again, I wasn't able to use a lamp here due to it being in the center of the room, so I added some height and color with a tall pillar candle, plant, and an antique book to accessorize the table. I also added some antiqued mirrored frames to the built-ins to pull that old-world antique style throughout the room a bit.
Another favorite accessory would be this giant wood tray I picked up at HomeGoods. It is the perfect size for this oversized leather ottoman and I love that it has the industrial metal handles too. A plant and old book add a pop of color in the center of the room and make the sitting area feel complete + cozy.
I just love the timeless, cozy, and refined feel of this space and I know that this couple will be able to enjoy it for years to come. They chose so many pieces of the highest quality that will last forever, and the neutral color scheme will allow them to add in pops of color whenever they want to. It is amazing how much of a difference a few accessories and finishing touches can make to a room (which is why that's probably my favorite part of the entire design process)! I have linked most of the furniture and accessories that I used in this space at the end of this post for you to shop, but if you have questions about anything I didn't mention, just ask! If you would like more information on any of our design services, just head to our Design page and fill out the inquiry form there.
My latest focus at the house has been finally finishing up my dressing room! This space was not at all a priority when we first moved in and kind of became a hodge podge of temporary fixtures and furniture. We painted the walls (Art Deco Pink by Behr), put down the new laminate flooring (from Lumber Liquidators), and changed the light fixture during our renovation but besides that, not much decorating had happened in here until recently. You can see more before photos + my original plans for this space here.
The first step in moving forward with this space was finally convincing my husband to help me build these pipe clothing racks. They were definitely not as easy as they looked, but I love the way they turned out and I have more than enough hanging space in here now. I shared some more details on these racks and the assembly in my progress post here.
After finishing the clothing racks, I began choosing some furniture pieces that I actually loved to replace all the leftover random furniture I was using in here. The velvet bench, vanity stool, and glass side table were Homegoods finds and the rug is a $5 steal from an estate sale. I also found this desk that I am using as a vanity at Homegoods and I just spray painted the handles gold so that it would match the rest of the gold finishes in the room. I grabbed lots of acrylic organizers and mini wire baskets at Homegoods too to organize all my makeup inside these giant drawers. The shelves that I have above the vanity are all thrifting finds that I painted gold.
I am using the one open wall without clothing racks for my jewelry and accessory storage. I've used this antique dresser in several different rooms in our old house and I chalk painted it dark navy to use in here (you can find the chalk paint I used here). I placed all my jewelry displays on top of it- these are a mixture of vintage displays and new from Target (linked above). I can also use the drawers of the dresser for more jewelry trays and organizers as well as for jeans, shorts, scarves, etc. I added these beautiful wood + brass shelves from Target for purses above the jewelry table. I love the clean + modern mid-century look of these shelves and the pops of gold. The matching mirrors on each side of the dresser are vintage that I have painted quite a few times over the years, but I repainted them a medium gray for this room.
Another addition to the room is my shoe closet! My husband made custom floating shelves to fill the closet perfectly and I stained the wood dark. I also painted the inside of the closet a dark charcoal gray (with leftover paint from our entryway- Iron Ore by Sherwin Williams). We also switched out the pull-cord closet light for a small industrial look pendant that hangs down slightly above the shelving. I'd love to eventually get a cool old glass door to add to the front of the closet, but for now I will leave it open.
I ran out of shelf space for my hats so I used the blank spots above my vanity to just hang them on hooks! I love the way it looks and it keeps them from ever getting smooshed too!
It feels so good to have one more project done and have such a pretty space to get ready in every day! I even had to add a dog bed in front of the window because Hank and Dixie always want to be in here with me every morning! If you have any questions about fixtures or details I didn't mention, feel free to ask!
I'm wrapping up our holiday home tour with the center of our home: the living room. We spend the most time in this space so it's important that the decor is comfortable and cozy, but still special and beautiful at the same time. I always like to keep the living room decor semi-traditional and pretty neutral. I use my most favorite vintage ornaments on this tree every year and lots of greenery, cozy stockings, faux fur, and of course lots of gold! I loved having these built-in bookshelves to style this year and had no problem filling them up with a mix of vintage and new trinkets and treasures.
Probably my favorite element of the room is the mantle decor. I used three different gold magnolia garlands draped together off to one side and added wire twinkle lights on top. I have found all these magnolia garlands at different times while thrifting and I seriously use them all year round all over my house (some of my favorite decor pieces ever!). I layered the magnolia garland with a draped pom-pom garland on top and then chunky knit and faux fur stockings.
My other favorite find in here is my new basket tree "ring" from Hayneedle. I had seen similar styles like this at Pottery Barn and Anthropologie, but they were always too expensive for me. Hayneedle's are right at $50 and fit around a standard round tree stand for a unique, textured look that is so much more chic than a standard tree skirt. I've linked all my decor including this tree skirt at the end of this post (if you have any questions about anything not mentioned, just ask!). You can check out the before and after of our living room here for details on paint colors, lighting, furniture + more.
Pom-pom garland: Anthropologie (old- similar here)
Glitter tree topper: Target
Wood bead garland (in tree): Target
Tree ornaments: mostly vintage + some from Target
Gold magnolia leaf garland: thrifted (similar here)
Gold antlers: Miss Molly Vintage
Carved wooden deer figurines: Vintage (similar here)
Copper lit star: Target
Fresh wreath: Trader Joe's
Pinecone wreaths: Thrifted
Gold manger scene: Vintage (thrifted)
Mini flocked trees: Homegoods
"All is Calm, All is Bright" pillow cover: Pottery Barn (old- similar here)
White yarn tree: Target
Plaid throw: Macy's
Concrete pedestal planter (with mini pine inside): Vintage (thrifted)
"Season's Greetings" pillow cover: H&M (old)
Wood house figurine: Target
White twig pre-lit tree: Target
Today I'm sharing a little tour of our master bedroom Christmas decor! It seems like every year my bedroom holiday decor always consists of lots of plaids and very cozy, cabin-y decor. Naturally your bedrooms should be the most comfortable and cozy rooms of the house and I love how Christmas decor adds to that feeling. I want to sleep with our little tree on all night, but unfortunately my husband usually makes me unplug it before bed (I'll definitely be keeping it on all night the week of Christmas though).
I kept our bedroom tree really simple, just adding lots of lights and some ribbon and garland without many ornaments at all. I think fresh trees look so good even without any decorations at all, so I always like to have one real Christmas tree decorated pretty minimally. One of my favorite tree decorating tricks is to use two different sized lights for extra sparkle and a magical glow- this tree has large round globe lights mixed with twinkle lights (all clear colored).
My other favorite parts of the decor in here are the "Fresh Cut Christmas Tree" pillows I picked up at Marshall's (also found them for you online too here) this year and the decorative skis with cute Christmas lyrics painted on them (also from TJMaxx- and available online here!). I also always add some more wintry throw pillows to the bed too, and was able to find some great plaid ones with fur trim from Stein Mart (yes MORE plaid!). We keep the American flag above our bed year round, but I always add a wreath over it for Christmas and a few garlands too. I've linked all my decor sources at the end of this post for you to shop- but if you have questions about anything not mentioned, just ask! You can also check out our master bedroom before + after here for paint colors, fixture sources, and more details about this room!
Decorative skis: TJMaxx
Pinecone wreath: Vintage (thrifted)
Plaid tree garland: Target (from the dollar spot)
Boxwood wreath: Trader Joe's
Silver tinsel tree in vintage bucket: Thrifted (similar here)
Winter scene metal tree stand: Vintage (similar here)
Faux fur pom garland (in tree): Homegoods
Red plaid ribbon (in tree): Hobby Lobby
Rewined "Wine Under the Tree" candle: Miss Molly Vintage